This game....oh God this game is so addictive.
The rule of a lot of RPGs is "The enjoyment curve doesn't get high enough on the graph until it's at around the middle part of the game's plot."
A reason why a lot of RPGs are long and tedious. Most people who has a lot of stuff going on with their life doesn't have time to play RPGs straight in one sitting. Even though their playtime only consists of a few hours, it'll still take them days to weeks before they finish it. That's because they can't play in long durations.
One Way Heroics ignores this rule. It's a straightforward RPG with rouge-like elements. You don't need to explore hours in a dungeon. Here it'll only take you seconds. You don't need to grind. As levels are really not much of an importance later on. You don't need to get money, as you won't be spending a lot anyways. You don't need to look for secrets, as with each step you take the every growing darkness will engulf you if you don't keep moving forward(right).
The game is not real-time, not fast-paced, it is turn-based. Which means you have time to pause and think the actions you will make. And that is not noticeable until you play it. With each step you take at every turn, the whole world will move after you do. Enemies, allies, npcs, everything moves as you move. It uses a World Generator. Which means you can have different maps in every game you start. It generates random seeds at every reload of your save, with still keeping the same world and same map, but with different outcomes of enemies, treasures and such.
It is not repetitive as one might think. As with each new game, there will always be new stuff to unlock, and these stuff will make the game more enjoyable with each run.
The game is made from Wolf RPG Editor. The same game engine used on games like Mad Father and Densha. Which would explain the graphics. Not much of a complaint there since I am rather retro, I don't know about modern gamers though.Update:
The developer(s) of this game was also the creator(s) of the game engine. No wonder he/she/they used it instead of other ones like RPG Maker or etc. Quite fascinating.
Very recommended to people who likes old-school RPGs and/or doesn't have a lot of time to play lengthy RPGs.
A very simple RPG that will only take you minutes to finish. And with each new game, it gets more exciting and enjoyable.